In 2020, the famous Munich Oktoberfest was canceled for just the 25th time in two centuries. And now, in 2021, it’s canceled for the 26th time due to the continued threat of coronavirus variants. Yet 2022 is still on the calendar, and you could win a free trip with three friends if you find the golden bottle ticket in a pack of Sam Adams Octoberfest.
Boston Beer Company (which owns Sam Adams) is selling specially marked 12 packs of Sam Adams Octoberfest. Five of those will have a golden bottle, and each golden bottle is a trip to Munich’s Oktoberfest 2022. The winners (and three friends each) will get a round-trip economy flight to Munich, admission to four Oktoberfest activities, two rooms for four nights in Munich, and one $1,000 gift card for expenses. If you’re the antsy type who wants to stay up to date on which bottles have been found, Sam Adams has a tracker that shows which have been found already (none as of publish time) and how many days are left (the contest ends in November).
One restrictive note: the contest isn’t open to those in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Missouri, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, and Vermont and residents of Puerto Rico and United States territories and possessions.
If you do win, just don’t be one of those people who contributes to the 100,000 steins attendees try to steal. If you aren’t one of the few lucky winners (or the friend of a lucky winner) you can always bookmark one of the great US Oktoberfest celebrations for 2022.